A Mother and Daughter Relationship

Image by Tim Cooper on Unsplash Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina opened with, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Mr. Tolstoy, I disagree. I believe all families are unhappy and happy in their own way. And furthermore, the families that say they are happy are faking it. Not…

The Ultimate Mood Boost

The Inspiration I had a strange dream last night and it had nothing to do with me. Sometimes I think I have strange dreams because of a late night chocolate fix, but I didn't have chocolate last night. It was a series of dreams, but what stood out the most was a tyrannosaurus rex bursting…

Creative Spaces

e all have a space where we create. Are there things you’d like to change, but don’t know where to start? I’m offering a few helpful ideas that I’ve learned to create a better workspace. Keep it Simple I try to keep it simple. I used to have books stacked on the top, but it…

Are You Listening?

My 2-year old was crying at the top of her lungs outside of my bedroom door. No one could figure how to calm her down. Does she want to eat? Is she thirsty? Does she need a diaper change? The wailing continued. She came into our room and I picked her up. I cradled her…

The Creative Writers Nook

People Are Worth a Follow I call it a nook because when you type in "creative writer" the search will supply you with a short list of posts from writers sharing their craft in this little corner of the internet. This nook located in WordPress Reader felt like I was casually driving through a part…

TBH

Thoughts from a 40-Something When I was 15 years old, I thought 30-year-olds were old AF. This is when summers lasted forever and an hour felt like 10. And the age when I thought what I wore would make or break my day with the in-crowd. Those days are long gone. I'm well past 30,…

Nobody Cares

How To Get An "I Care" Response From Your Audience Unfortunately, those were the first words my daughter heard when she entered the public school system in the sixth grade. She was home-schooled up until that point and it broke her heart. It also hardened her a little. "Nobody cares," became her new mantra, but…

Evaluating Your Fictional Character

Hey there, Writers! With all my posts about self-improvement, I'd like to mix it up and write about writing. Interested in finding ways to add depth to your character? Read on. And if you would like to see how this can apply to your life, scroll on down to the bottom. In my post about…